R Ashwin, Virat Kohli, Usman Khawaja, Temba Bavuma, and Tim Southee were among those who improved in their respective categories in the ICC Test rankings.
R Ashwin, Virat Kohli, Usman Khawaja, Temba Bavuma, and Tim Southee were among those who improved in their respective categories in the ICC Test rankings. Following the conclusion of the Ahmedabad Test between India and Australia, the first Test between New Zealand and Sri Lanka in Christchurch, and the second Test between South Africa and the West Indies in Johannesburg, the newest alterations have occurred.
In the bowling rankings, Ashwin, the highest wicket-taker in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy with 25 strikes at 17.28, reclaimed first place, ten points ahead of second-placed James Anderson. Southee, who took seven wickets in New Zealand’s last-ball victory over Sri Lanka on the final day, moved six to 12th.
Kohli overcame his Test century drought with an inning of 186, bringing him up seven places to 13th. Khawaja got 180 in the exact match and moved up two spots to eighth after leading the series with 333 runs at 47.57. At the same time, teammates Cameron Green and Travis Head contributed generously. Green scored his first Test century and rose 11 places to 26th. In contrast, Head maintained his No. 5 position with a match-saving 90 in the second innings in Ahmedabad, giving him a career-high 853 rating points.
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On the other hand, Daryl Mitchell moved up four places to eighth after scoring 102 and 81 in Christchurch.
Meanwhile, South Africa’s new Test skipper Bavuma scored his first Test century in seven years with a second-innings 172 against the West Indies. His hit helped him rise 14 ranks to No. 15, while comeback man Aiden Markram – the series’ leading run-getter, with knocks including 115 and 96 – climbed 11 spaces to No. 22.
Axar Patel and Kyle Mayers both moved up the ranks following the update. Axar was promoted to No. 4 after scoring 264 runs (including three half-centuries) and taking three wickets in two matches against Australia at Nagpur and Delhi. Mayers was seventh on the table after jumping three places as a result of collecting seven wickets – the joint-most for West Indies – in two Tests against South Africa, when he averaged 14.42 with the ball.